Hey Guys ^_^
Today I wanna talk about a drama that has been high on my to watch list for awhile. It’s a drama that many people are sad just ended. That drama is Goblin. If you are a Kdrama fan or know a Kdrama fan then you have probably heard of this one. This was a drama that got really good ratings but I avoided till now. I don’t like watching on going series because I just can’t take the waiting in between episodes. Now that it’s over I can binge watch this drama. 😛 I have now watched the first ep which you can check out here if you are curious. 🙂
So what’s it about? The story focuses around Kim Shin who is a goblin and Ji Eun-tak who is destined to be the goblin’s wife. Ji Eun-tak is a bubbly high school girl trying to get through life as best she can. Meanwhile Kim shin is a goblin who is tired and wants to rest in peace. Kim Shin is immortal and the only way for him to finally die is with the help of his bride. As you/I can see this seems like an interesting premise for a love story.
Right of the bat this drama has a really cool intro song. It totally gives off a fantasy vibe. It sets the tone nicely for what you are about to watch. In fact all of the music was really good in the first ep. The music didn’t only enhance the scenes but I fully believe the music could be enjoyed on it’s own.
The biggest strength of this drama is its production values. Not only is the music good but the acting, wardrobe, locations, set design, etc. was movie quality to me. You could tell money and effort was put into this. There was some CGI that could have been a little better but none of it was horrible or took me out of it. Then there were these flashbacks that we got. The things that happened in them where really interesting and intense. I could easily see a whole nother drama centered around those events. I have to point out that those flash backs got more violent that I thought they would. O_O Caught me off guard but it was cool.
Now, with it being primarily a romance drama a lot will come down to the chemistry between the leads. If you can’t buy into their chemistry then a lot of this drama would fall apart. Well, I am glad to say that the chemistry is there. The leads have good banter and really bounce off one another. I like that while Shin may be tired of the world he still finds himself helping people and I wanna see him keep helping Eun tak. With her I liked how she kept calling on Shin this ep. She also seems to be a bit carefree and not focus on people thinking shes weird.. The way the ep ended really made me curious to see how their relationship will develop in the next one.
Aside from them two we got bits and pieces of how this world works. The first ep was set up but it didn’t feel like all exposition. The ep had a good pace to it. We where introduced to quite a few characters.The one I am most curious to find more about was Wang Yeo, a grim reaper. We saw him doing his job but I wanna see more about the inner workings of what he does and how he got to doing it. I also wanna see if we get even more super natural characters.
Overall this was one of the better first eps to a drama I have seen. I think it should be given a chance. So if you have the time then watch the first ep at least. 😀